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Sonic Central 30th Anniversary Livestream Event Promises First Look at New Sonic Projects on 27th May 2021

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

SEGA will hold a special Sonic Central 30th anniversary event on Thursday 27th of May 2021 at 5pm UK time. The event promises, “a first look at some of our upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary”. The show will stream live on and

SEGA have also released a celebratory 30th anniversary video called ‘Unstoppable’ which takes a brief look back at the entire Sonic franchise in a similar style to the Pokemon Sun & Moon adverts that ran a few years back. Check it out below:

The ‘Unstoppable’ video also features narration by Roger Craig Smith who had previously revealed he was stepping down as the voice of Sonic. If this is true then this video might be the last time Smith is involved with the Sonic franchise.

The SEGADriven Tumblr is Now Open for Business!

Sunday, April 5th, 2015


In our quest for social media dominance we’ve only gone and opened a Tumblr! We’re big fans of Tumblr and seeing blogs like Animated Screenshots has inspired us to create a similar wall of animated, video game glee using SEGA games.

If you want images and animated GIFs of various SEGA classics littered across your Tumblr homepage then you can do no wrong by subscribing to the SEGADriven Tumblr and we’ll make sure that happen for you.

A Few Words on the Condition of This Website

Saturday, March 7th, 2015


Hello everyone, Sonic Yoda here.

So things have taken a turn for the worse for all the websites hosted on The Sonic Stadium network. The hard drive for the server that the TSS network is hosted on basically decided to die on us. What’s made this problem worse is that the website backups haven’t been created since Christmas 2013 due to a different issue. Always the way, isn’t it? This means the version of SEGADriven you are currently looking at is essentially 15 months old.

I am working to source a lot of the work I’ve done since the end of 2013 through the Internet Archive and my own personal files, but I’m still going to have to rebuild a lot of the missing content. Work on restoring all the lost content will continue for a while but rest assured I haven’t given up (yet).

Please bare with me while the website is in recovery status. Normal service will resume before you know it.

Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin Features Farming, Fishing and Pets

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

More additional features for Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin have been revealed. The game will feature an in depth farming mechanic which allows you to grow 20 different vegetables and crops. These can cooked at home for health perks or sold for profit at the local market.

Fishing returns to the franchise and plays similarly to SEGA Bass Fishing. Multiple lures will have to be tried to test their effectiveness with different fish. Fish can also be cooked or sold similarly to your crops.

The final addition is that of pets. Stray dogs and cats can be taken in with a limit of 3 pets to your household. Keeping them happy means that on occasion they might fetch a rare item for you.

[Source: Siliconera]

First Screenshot of New Dreamcast Shmup Ghost Blade Revealed

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The first screenshot of the new Dreamcast shmup Ghost Blade has been revealed and you can see it above.

Hucast have also revealed some more detail behind the screenshot:

“You can see a huge bomb in the middle of the screen that is part of a “bomb style” mode. The player ship shoots out bullets in front and back direction to blast off enemies all around the screen. You can see a life stock and a hiscore display in the left corner, and since this is a competition type of shooter we’ll have an online leaderboard (very important feature we forgot to mention yet!) as well.”

Ghost Blade is a new vertical shmup from Hucast, the team responsible for Dux and its’ upcoming sequel Redux: Dark Matters. Ghost Blade is expected to see release on Dreamcast sometime this year.

[Source: Hucast]

Save 25% on Aliens: Colonial Marines PC and Receive Exclusive Weapon for Free

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Pre-ordering Aliens: Colonial Marines on Steam for PC gives you 25% off the retail price and an exclusive weapon for free.

The offer is available until the 12th of February (the game’s release date) and drops the price to £29.99 instead of the full £39.99.

The exclusive weapon is the S.H.A.R.P. Stick as referenced in Aliens by Hudson. Check it out below:

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

Release Date for The Cave Revealed

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The Cave, the new digtal adventure game from Ron Gilbert of Monkey Island fame, will launch on XBLA, Steam and PSN on January 23rd. We only have US pricing for PSN and Steam which will be $14.99. The XBLA version will cost 1200MSP.

Check out the newly revealed ‘Full Character Trailer’ below:

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Now Available to Pre-Order on Steam

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Sumo Digital’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is finally headed to PC and is available to pre-order now on Steam. The game officially launches on the 31st of January.

Pre-orders also come at a 10% discount which means that the game is only £17.99 up until the 31st of January. Hop to it if you want a bargain!

You can read our review of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for the X-Box 360 via this link.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Edge Investigate What the Japanese Critics Are Saying About Yakuza 5

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Edge have run an interesting feature discussing the critical reaction to Yakuza 5 which was released in Japan on December 6th 2012:

“A massive game then, full of quirky and unique content, with a compelling tale tying it all together. As the current generation of consoles finally seems to be coming to its close, it’s a shame that even with such glowing praise in its native Japan, there haven’t been any plans announced to release in the west what what could be one of PS3′s last major Japanese exclusives. “In terms of volume and quality of content, this is the high point in the Yakuza series. A definite ‘buy’,” says Impress Watch. Would that we could.”

Click here to be taken to the full feature at Edge Online.

Yakuza 5 is still without a Western release date as is the HD re-release of Yakuza 1 & 2. Get your act together SEGA!

Spiral Knights To Add Partner Characters Called Battle Sprites

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Spiral Knights, the PC exclusive MMO from Three Rings is to receive an update this Spring which adds partner characters called Battle Sprites to the game.

Here’s some more detail from the SEGA Blog:

“E-Class Battle Sprites are companions: think along the lines of a robotic pet who will follow you around, only if your pet could also shoot fire or improve your ability to withstand onslaughts of lasers. The Battle Sprites will evolve, level-up, and gain new skills: they can add additional firepower to your party, or help by buffing you against enemy fire.”

There is no hard release date other than “Spring” at this time. More info as we get it.

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

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